Jul 282014
 
 July 28, 2014  Business, Court

Rebekah Kearn reports:

Apple uses the “location service” function on iPhones to spy on customers and give their private information to third parties, including the federal government, a class action claims in Federal Court.

Lead plaintiff Chen Ma sued Apple on behalf of roughly 100 million iPhone users, claiming Apple violated their privacy.

“In or around September 2012, Apple released iPhone 4 which contains an iOS operating system software that enables iPhone 4 to track its users’ whereabouts down to every minute, record the duration that users stay at any given geographical point, and periodically transmit these data stored on the users’ devices to Apple’s database for future references,” according to the July 24 complaint.

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